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Sep 19 2019

Running With The Devil (2019) – Movie Review

What Running With The Devil has working in its favor is a high-profile cast and its low-key, typical-everyday manner. But the film’s objectivity and matter-of-factness has the effect of making it come off dry and flavorless, with its didactic tones overpowering its performances and vibe. Writer/director Jason Cabell’s dramatization of the cocaine trade, from cultivation […]
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Jul 31 2019

A Score to Settle (2019) – Movie Review

Some days, you know you’re watching a good movie; other days, it becomes obvious very quickly that you’re not. Every now and again, you find yourself incapable of deciding. A Score to Settle lands smack dab in this nebulous area, anchored by a mature performance by Nicolas Cage but surrounded by adornments which don’t match […]
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Sep 14 2018

Mandy

One does not simply watch Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy; it can only be experienced, as it’s truly a film with no equal and unlike anything you’ve seen before. The story and theme may be simple – graphic revenge for wrongs done – but there’s nothing simple about Cosmatos’ surreal execution and style, which recalls the wildly-tinted […]
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Apr 11 2014

Joe

Joe might be the character that Nicolas Cage was born to play, and “Joe” might very well be the film that David Gordon Green was born to direct. Like tumblers aligning in a lock to unleash a creative synergy, their varied careers seem to have crossed paths at just the right time. In this emotionally […]
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Mar 22 2013

The Croods

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on March 22, 2013.) Of late, I noticed that our video collection is skewing more to the DreamWorks side of animated movies instead of Disney/Pixar. That’s not a slight against any other animation houses – it’s just that my 2-year-old seems to like Puss in Boots and […]
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